by angieb (1193 Posts), Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:57 pm
If by "restriction of blood flow to the placenta" they mean "notching" (do a search on it, it has come up a lot), don't be too worried. (Notching is when they do blood flow studies/doppler studies, and determine that some of the blood flow is slightly restricted, sometimes, I think of it like a water hose someone casually steps on sometimes.) Anyway, I would try to get more info on how bad the restriction was, but for what it's worth, after I developed HELLP and pre-e by 23 weeks with our daughter, in my next pregnancy with my son they determined they saw 'notching' and it freaked us all out, except my pregnancy with him ended up being perfectly normal and healthy. In my third pregnancy, my high risk doctor wouldn't even look for it because it had been meaningless in the pregnancy before. Anyway, there are a lot of people on here who have had "notching" and went on to have healthy pregnancies.
Hang in there!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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